The 20 time Grand slam champion, Roger Federer, has opted out of 2020 season due to knee injury. Federer last appearance was in Semifinal of Australia Open in January this year. Since then he has been under the knife twice and currently under rehabilitation.
Recently, Roger Federer has confirmed that he is considering retirement following knee surgery. But currently he want to go on and will target big tournament next year. Federer said, at the moment the plan is to keep playing.
Roger Federer will be 39 in August this year, and with nextgen players coming, his return won’t be easy. Federer has not added to his 20 Grand Slam titles from over two years.
However, if we see his performance in last 7 tournaments he has reached deep stages. Let’s take a look:
- Australian Open (January 2020) – Lost in Semifinal to Novak DJOKOVIC.
- ATP World Tour Finals (November 2019) – Lost in Semifinal to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
- Swiss Indoors (October 2019) – Champion
- Shanghai Masters (October 2019) – Lost in Quarterfinals to Alexander Zverev.
- US Open ( September 2019) – Lost to Grigor Dimitrov in Quarterfinals.
- Cincinnati Masters (August 2019) – Lost to Andrey Rublev in Round of 16.
- Wimbledon 2019 (July 2019) – Runner up, Lost to Novak Djokovic in Epic final.
But since then he had two operations on his right knee. As the coronavirus pandemic halted all sports activities, for the first time, Roger Federer has admitted that imminent retirement is a genuine possibility.
“It has definitely been a big moment for me, with the coronavirus and the two operations I have had on my knee and I have had to consider if I really want to keep going [with my career],” Federer told GQ.
“It is easy for me to say that I do right now, but it is a long road back and I have to be patient with my recovery.
“But speaking more generally about the coronavirus, I think it is a time for reflection and for us all to remember what is really important in life – family, friends, health. And you go back to basics really.
“I know some people have found it difficult being at home, some people have been scared, and I think now is the time for us all to care and look out for each other.
“Personally, I think a lot of people are going to come out of lockdown scarred mentally, so I think we can all help each other get over that.
“For me, I have been busy looking after my kids, so I can’t complain, but I know it has been hard for other people.”
All Roger Federer fans around the world wants him to play for another year and hoping for a quick recovery.
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